Details about cookies on QAVS.DCMS.GOV.UK
QAVS.DCMS.GOV.UK puts small files (known as ‘cookies’) onto your computer to collect information about how you browse the site. Find out more about the cookies we use, what they’re for and when they expire.
Cookies that measure website use
We use Google Analytics software (Universal Analytics) to collect anonymised information about how you use QAVS.DCMS.GOV.UK. We do this to help make sure the site is meeting the needs of its users and to help us make improvements to the site and to government digital services.
We do not allow Google to use or share the data about how you use this site.
Google Analytics stores information about:
- how you got to the site
- the pages you visit on QAVS.DCMS.GOV.UK and how long you spend on them
- what you click on while you’re visiting the site
Google Analytics sets the following cookies.
|_ga||These help us count how many people visit QAVS.DCMS.GOV.UK by tracking if you’ve visited before||2 years|
|_gid||These help us count how many people visit QAVS.DCMS.GOV.UK by tracking if you’ve visited before||24 hours|
|_ga_M130LYYCBV||These help us understand how people that visit QAVS.DCMS.GOV.UK use the website by storing their session state.||2 years|
Cookies that help with our communications and marketing
Some QAVS.DCMS.GOV.UK pages may contain content from other sites, like YouTube or SurveyMonkey which may set their own cookies. These sites are sometimes called ‘third-party’ services. This tells us how many people are seeing the content and whether it’s useful.
In addition, if you share a link to a QAVS.DCMS.GOV.UK page, the service you share it on (for example, Facebook) may set cookies. We have no control over cookies set on other websites – you can turn them off, via their cookie settings page.
If we provide a link to a third-party website, we do not have control over whether or not they place cookies on your device, you will need to turn them off via their cookie setting page. For more information on how to turn off cookies on the most popular web browsers, please see the ico website and section called how do I change my cookie settings?
We use YouTube to show videos on some QAVS.DCMS.GOV.UK pages. YouTube sets cookies when you visit one of these pages.
Cookies that remember your settings
These cookies do things like remember your preferences and the choices you make, to personalise your experience of using the site.
|home_animation_state||Set to remember if the homepage animation should autoplay or not. It is only set if you explicitly click the play/pause button.||1 year|
Strictly necessary cookies
Your progress when applying for the award
When you use the ‘apply for a queen’s for voluntary service award’ service, we’ll set a cookie to remember your progress through the forms. These cookies do not store your personal data and are deleted after 24 hours.
|_qavs_session||Set to remember information you’ve entered into the application when nominating a group||24 hours|
Your cookie preferences
|given_general_cookie_consent||Remembers whether you’ve set any cookie preference and is used to hide the cookie banner.||1 year|
|given_analytics_cookies_consent||Used to store your preference if you allow analytics tracking cookies, e.g. Google Analytics.||1 year|
|given_preference_cookies_consent||Used to store your preference if you allow preference cookies to be stored, e.g. homepage animation state||1 year|
We embed videos from our official YouTube channel using YouTube’s privacy-enhanced mode. This mode may set cookies on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player, but YouTube will not store personally-identifiable cookie information for playbacks of embedded videos using the privacy-enhanced mode.
Read more at YouTube’s embedding videos information page.
|YouTube cookies||PREF – *after eight months|
VSC – *at the end of your session
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE – *after eight months
remote_sid – *at the end of your session